Audio clips show Motorola DROID 4 is ready for December launch
Recently, the Motorola DROID 4 has begun to show up at the DROIDDOES site starting with the logo making an appearance. That was followed up by the appearance of an entire page showing off a picture of the unit with more information about it. But it would seem that Motorola's first LTE enabled side slider was pushed back to allow for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and the Motorola DROID RAZR to keep the spotlight at Verizon. Furthermore, there are rumors about a handset called the Motorola DROID MAXX coming to Big Red which could offer a bigger battery and perhaps some pumped up specs in a slightly thicker form factor when compared to the DROID RAZR. The Motorola DROID 4 could have been pushed back to allow the carrier to squeeze in the release of this enhanced DROID RAZR.
Droid-Life. The clips, which can be found at the sourcelink, sound like audio that would be used on the DROIDDOES web site and basically discusses some of the specs (like the 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the 1GB LP DDR2 RAM) and some of the phone's features (slide out QWERTY, edge-lit keys for typing in low light, lag free 4G video chat).
Put everything together and you have a phone all ready to be released. Verizon must be confident in the DROID 4's specs to hold off on releasing it now. Otherwise, in the fast moving smartphone game, waiting a few months could turn a ripe device into the smartphone equivalent of bananas that are months old.
1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I miss my keyboard :( if only this came out before the razr...
2. rjbp64 (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
just get a new plan then sale your Razr and that would offset the cost of the phone and the plan. Then make the secont line a "device tester line". Its only 10 bucks a month or you can cancel the line all together. Sounds more complicsted than it really is. Ive done it many times before.
10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5682; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
just trade it later on. someone out there with a Droid 4 one day will miss having a slimmer device and want a Droid Razr. they're the same phone so why not? i could see that happening very easily.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
If a December, 2011 release is still in the cards, there aren't many days left for that to happen....
It would be nice to see a December, 2011 release of the D4, but I am not holding my breath on that one.
4. e.wvu (unregistered)
I doubt that this will be released before the year is over. If they were to released it this month they should've at least released it before the holidays. But I see this more of at least a Q1 launch in 2012.
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I do agree that a 1Q2012 launch is the highest probability outcome for the D4. I wonder if it will launch with ICS, or will ICS be a future upgrade?
13. e.wvu (unregistered)
I want to say and I hope that it does come with ICS installed because ICS should be open for manufactures to start sending the update to it's devices and with the Droid 4 hopefully releasing in Q1 2012 it just wouldn't make much sense for it to not to be released with ICS preinstalled. I'm not sure, but other than the Nexus devices, isn't Motorola usually the first send updates to their devices?
14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5682; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
they have been consistently for the past 2 major Android updates (i won't count the XOOM because it was pretty much the Nexus tablet) also Droids of the original lineage have always come out with the latest version of Android installed out of the box so there's a pretty good chance that ICS is the cause for the Droid 4's delay.
5. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
Another Sunday....another Android....blah.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
No one is forcing you to buy any Android...
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5682; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's probably ready to be launched but i think that they still want to get this baby out with ICS preinstalled.
9. skymitch89 (Posts: 1185; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I think that Verizon and Motorola should stop releasing newer and better devices every 2-3 months. Fairly soon, no one will want a smartphone because they won't be able to keep up with the latest devices. As is, by the time a "new" device hits the market, it is already outdated.
11. cthunder (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
I have no problem with the release of the Droid Razor and the Droid 4. The Droid 4 will be Verizon's first LTE Slider. Something the Droid 3 should have been. As for the Razor it was just replacing one of it's top selling phones with one that has LTE.
12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
There are already too many android phones
15. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
If it releases soon with ICS, it will be my next phone.